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VU Hoops Feb 27, 2024
Villanova finishes sweep of Georgetown with Senior Night rout

Villanova finishes sweep of Georgetown with Senior Night rout

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats dismantled the Hoyas on both ends of the court on Senior Night. There’s been some ups and downs throughout the year, but the ‘Cats made their final performance of the season at Finneran Pavilion a special one. Thanks to a balanced attack and a hard-nosed defensive effort, Villanova completed the season series sweep of rival Georgetown on Tuesday night with a dominant 75-47 win to top off senior night festivities. “I was really proud of how our guys came out defensively,” Villanova coach Kyle Neptune said. “We probably,...
VU Hoops Feb 24, 2024
Cam Spencer leads UConn to 78-54 win over Villanova

Cam Spencer leads UConn to 78-54 win over Villanova

After getting annihilated by Creighton, UConn wasn't going to allow Villanova to spoil College GameDay in their next game. The Villanova Wildcats came into this matchup ready to fight, but the reigning national champion UConn Huskies proved to be too much, picking up the win by a final score of 78-54. Villanova cut UConn's lead to five points, 45-40, with 11 minutes left in the game, but the Huskies quickly went on a 14-1 run to bury the ‘Cats. The Wildcats missed numerous open shots, but what really killed them was the rebounding discrepancy, where UConn owned the glass...
VU Hoops Feb 24, 2024
UConn:The Game Chat vs. #1

UConn:The Game Chat vs. #1

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports The ‘Cats take on the #1 Huskies in Storrs. Saturday, February 24, 2024 8:00pm ET Villanova Wildcats (15-11, 8-7) vs. #1 Connecticut Huskies (24-3, 14-2) KenPom: Villanova: 31 | UConn: 3 Where: Gampel Pavilion | Storrs, CT Game Preview TV/Streaming: FS1 Subscribe to YouTubeTV and save $45 Odds by DraftKings: Villanova +11.5 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Here it is... Game Day. The Villanova Wildcats travel to Storrs, CT to take on the nation’s #1 team,...
VU Hoops Feb 22, 2024
State of the Nova Nation: Moore Progress

State of the Nova Nation: Moore Progress

VU Hoops Villanova gets another bubbly win as the stakes for a NCAA Tournament bid continue to rise. The State of the Nova Nation podcast releases new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday morning. You may also listen to the podcast for free on a variety of platforms, including iTunes/Apple Podcasts and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! Episode Description: Emma and Pat break down Villanova’s bubbly 72-62 win over Butler on Tuesday night. The duo discuss Justin Moore’s resurgent performance, the team’s strong offensive night and Butler’s questionable decisions on...
VU Hoops Feb 20, 2024
Butler: The Game Chat

Butler: The Game Chat

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Tuesday, February 20, 2024 6:30pm ET Villanova Wildcats (14-11, 7-7) vs. Butler Bulldogs (16-10, 7-8) KenPom: Villanova: 31 | Butler: 55 Where: Finneran Pavilion | Villanova, PA Game Preview TV/Streaming: FS1 Subscribe to YouTubeTV and save $45 Odds by DraftKings: Villanova -6 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Villanova looks to continue their win streak as they host the Butler Bulldogs at the Finneran Pavilion on Tuesday Night. This is your game thread for...
VU Hoops Feb 20, 2024
State of the Nova Nation: Positive Diagnosis

State of the Nova Nation: Positive Diagnosis

VU Hoops The Cats’ defense propelled them to their third win in four games The State of the Nova Nation podcast releases new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday morning. You may also listen to the podcast for free on a variety of platforms, including iTunes/Apple Podcasts and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! Episode Description: Emma and Pat are back to catch you up on Villanova’s 70-54 win against Georgetown over the weekend. The two discuss the emergence of Brendan Hausen, the evolution of Eric Dixon’s passing as well as TJ Bamba’s sustained success. They...
VU Hoops Feb 16, 2024
Villanova pulls away from Georgetown after slow start, 70-54

Villanova pulls away from Georgetown after slow start, 70-54

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats were off to a slow start on Friday night in Washington D.C., but pulled it together and pulled away from struggling Georgetown. It seemed like it was just a matter of when the Villanova Wildcats would shake off their slow start. Once they got rolling, thanks to Brendan Hausen jump-starting the ‘Cats with a three-point barrage, Villanova was able to take care of business against struggling Georgetown and pull away in the second half for a 70-54 victory on Friday night. So far, throughout the month of February, the Wildcats...
VU Hoops Feb 16, 2024
Georgetown: The Game Chat

Georgetown: The Game Chat

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Friday, February 16, 2024 7:00pm ET Villanova Wildcats (13-11, 6-7) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (8-6, 1-12) KenPom: Villanova: 34 | Georgetown: 184 Where: Captial One Arena | Washington DC Game Preview TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network Subscribe to YouTubeTV and save $45 Odds by DraftKings: Villanova OFF Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. The Villanova Wildcats look to get to .500 in BIG EAST play as they travel to the Nation’s Capital to take on the Georgetown Hoyas. This is...
VU Hoops Feb 11, 2024
Villanova enjoys 80-54 wire-to-wire win over Seton Hall

Villanova enjoys 80-54 wire-to-wire win over Seton Hall

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats put together a superb performance on Super Bowl Sunday in their win over the Pirates. The Villanova Wildcats finally found their mojo once again. On Super Bowl Sunday, the ‘Cats put together a superb performance against the Seton Hall Pirates in a wire-to-wire 80-54 beatdown. The ‘Cats started off strong by bringing the score to 7-0 within the first three minutes. For the past couple of games, Nova’s downfall has been their slow starts, but obviously, something clicked. “I thought that was one of our best offensive...
VU Hoops Feb 10, 2024
Seton Hall: The Game Chat

Seton Hall: The Game Chat

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Saturday, February 10, 2024 12:00pm ET Villanova Wildcats (12-11, 5-7) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (15-8, 8-4) KenPom: Villanova: 40 | Seton Hall: 62 Where: Wells Fargo Center | Philadelphia, PA Game Preview TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network Subscribe to YouTubeTV and save $45 Odds by DraftKings: Villanova OFF Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Villanova returns to South Philly for a noon-time tip-off against Seton Hall from the Wells Fargo Center. This is your game thread for...
VU Hoops Feb 10, 2024
Villanova Basketball 2023-24 Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates

Villanova Basketball 2023-24 Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Villanova aims to pick up a win before the bubble bursts. The Wildcats will get their first look at Seton Hall. After a disappointing loss against Xavier, where the Villanova Wildcats (12-11, 5-7 Big East) failed to get a shot off in their final possession, Nova Nation must move on and brace for the ‘Cats next test. They will welcome the Seton Hall Pirates (15-8, 8-4) to Philadelphia on Super Bowl Sunday. These days, waking up on game day is preparing to get hurt as we watch the team slowly slip away from the blue blood that Jay Wright...
VU Hoops Feb 7, 2024
Villanova freezes in final seconds in 56-53 loss to Xavier

Villanova freezes in final seconds in 56-53 loss to Xavier

Albert Cesare/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Down by three, with a time out and 18 seconds left in the game, the Wildcats stalled out and never got a shot off. Villanova has had some painful losses in an up-and-down season, but Wednesday night might be a first. The Wildcats had an opportunity to tie the game down by three. After a time out, with 18 seconds on the clock, Villanova passed the ball around in attempt to find an opening, but the ‘Cats never got a shot off as the final buzzer sounded, giving Xavier a 56-53 win. FINAL: Xavier 56, Villanova 53Villanova...
VU Hoops Feb 7, 2024
Xavier: The Game Chat

Xavier: The Game Chat

Photo by Michael Hickey/ ‘Nova looks to win their second in a row, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 7:00pm ET Villanova Wildcats (12-10, 5-6) vs. Xavier Musketeers (12-10, 6-5) KenPom: Villanova: 39 | Xavier: 37 Where: Cintas Center | Cincinnati, OH Game Preview TV/Streaming: FS1 Subscribe to YouTubeTV and save $45 Odds by DraftKings: Villanova +3.5 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Villanova looks for a two-game win streak as they head to Cincy to take on the Xavier Musketeers. This is your game...
VU Hoops Feb 7, 2024
Villanova Basketball 2023-24 Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers

Villanova Basketball 2023-24 Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers

Villanova Looks to Complete The Season-Sweep of Xavier This past Saturday, the Villanova Wildcats (12-10) were able to snap their five-game losing streak with a 68-50 win over the Providence Friars. Hopefully, this Providence win is the corner the Wildcats needed to turn to get back on track. The team hopes to create a winning streak and complete a regular-season sweep of the Xavier Musketeers (12-10). During the first matchup between Xavier and ‘Nova, the Wildcats led most of the game, but they only won by one point. Xavier looked great and had a shot at the buzzer for the...

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